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    05-20-2011, 08:16 AM
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What fruits can a horse exactly eat???

I know they can eat Melons, Apples, and Carrots but for example what about Persimons or Strawberries, or Grapes, or Mangoes? What fruit is poisonous and what fruit is edible?
     
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    05-20-2011, 08:20 AM
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Green Broke
Google it. I saw horses eat oranges. That's weird
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    05-20-2011, 08:28 AM
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Trained
Im pretty sure that mango is poisonous to them. I can't remember.
     
    05-20-2011, 09:13 AM
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Showing
Interesting question. I don't generally give mine anything human, yep I'm a big meanie. But I do have one that LOVES bananas. Discovered by accident, my breakfast, left it sitting within reach and it was gone, peel and all. Have now discovered that he really likes them old and mushy lol! My hubby has developed a slight bit of annoyance over this as I never have enough old ones around to make banana bread ;)
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    05-20-2011, 09:35 AM
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Showing
I feed pears when its a season - they LOVE them, especially my qh. I remember we fed watermelon left overs to horses when I was a kid (which was quite while back ). I believe persimmons are not good for horses though.
     
    05-20-2011, 09:53 AM
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Banned
Mine love bananas.

This might give you some answers.
     
    05-20-2011, 11:04 AM
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Banned
We don't feed our horses fruits other than apples, and then only once in a while.

Too many fruits in horses or humans can lead to loose bowels....and we prefer to keep our horses' digestive systems as regulated as possible due to the fragile nature of equine digestion.....

Just our stance on this.
     
    05-20-2011, 11:09 AM
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Weanling
Not sure about horses but I know avocados are deadly to a lot of animals- I'd stay away from those.
     
    05-20-2011, 11:17 AM
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Banned
According to the list I linked to, Avocados are OK in small quantities. No skins or seeds.
     
    05-20-2011, 12:26 PM
  #10
Green Broke
My trainer's lesson pony will follow you to the ends of the earth for a banana.

I tried offering banana to all the horses in the barn, 2 spit it back at me, 1 refused to even taste it and the other 2 thought it was the greatest thing ever.

There's an apple tree that hangs over the riding arena, so the horses help themselves when there are ripe apples.
     

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